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in the bond of life eternal. there is no death, just transformation. may they rest in peace. and let us say amen. >> amen. >> please be seated. >> and let us unite our hearts in prayer, oh god of love and mercy, we come before you this night with broken hearts. we offer you our tears and our pain, our anger and our sorrow. oh, lord, there was a hole so large, we wonder if even you in your greatness can fill it as we grieve and mourn for those who are lost. each light that sits before us is a light that's been lost to our world. so many innocents, so many brave, lord, all we can do is throw ourselves upon your tender mercies, trusting that you hear our prayers. we know those who are lost because they're ours, lord, not names on some list, but our mothers, or sisters, our brothers, or friends, kindred all because if we did not know them ourselves, we know someone who did. and so, we pray, lord for all the souls lost and all the families and friends who are so torn by grief, for in this moment we are all your childr children, a family related by your love. so help us to care for these familie
:00 expect for the technology building. students in the technology building told us they were patted down before they were allowed to leave. >> we started clearing the building, and looking for the suspect or a person matching that description that was given to us. did not, did not find anyone matching that description. >> officers gave the all clear just before 8:00. the suspect description was vague and officers say they haven't been able to track the original 911 call. school officials say the large police response was warranted. >> i don't think you can ever call anything to this nature an overreaction in the day and age we live in. any time we receive a possible threat on campus we have to take it seriously. >> reporter: the campus president told us they don't have surveillance cameras but are in the process of tracking them down. reporting live in san jose, matt keller. >>> now to robert honda, he's been talking to students who have been locked down for hours some on their graduation night, robert. >> reporter: that's right, it was supposed to be a night of celebrations or at least
building told us they were patted down before they were allowed to leave. >> we started clearing the building, and looking for the suspect or a person matching that description that was given to us. did not, did not find anyone matching that description. >> officers gave the all clear just before 8:00. the suspect description was vague and officers say they haven't been able to track the original 911 call. school officials say the large police response was warranted. >> i don't think you can ever call anything to this nature an overreaction in the day and age we live in. any time we receive a possible threat on campus we have to take it seriously. >> reporter: the campus president told us they don't have surveillance cameras but are in the process of tracking them down. reporting live in san jose, matt keller. >>> now to robert honda, he's been talking to students who have been locked down for hours some on their graduation night, robert. >> reporter: that's right, it was supposed to be a night of celebrations or at least that was the plan. the scene of police officers and s.w.a.
michelle le. live outside the courthouse tara moriarty also it us know she will be behind bars for a long time. >> reporter: 25 years to life is what giselle esteban received. after the 25 years, it will be up to the department of corrections to decide if he is he is could get out on parole. >> it is not what is right but it is the most they can do and we -- we are just glad that some form of justice has been served. >> reporter: cameras were not allowed in the courtroom but we caught up immediately with michelle le's family after giselle esteban's sentencing. >> i want everybody to know how much michelle le impacted our family, christine and i and we will try to live our lives trying to do enough good while she is not with us. >> reporter: the judge said giselle esteban never showed a hint of remorse. >> we always said she felt no remorse, just stared directly at our family with a blank stair so it was good he pointed that out. >> reporter: prosecutors said giselle esteban killed 26-year- old michelle le in may 2011 in the misguided believe she was having a romantic relationship with the
will bring them to you. >>> if you have been with us, you know we have been following two developing stories. cupertino a u.s. marine is a victim of a shooting. the carb was hit, he -- car was hit, he was not hit. ktvu's ken pritchett is live with how the sherriff's department is searching for the shooter. >> reporter: you can see highway 85. it was at 1:00 p.m. when the officer heard a noise, his back window shattered. he realized his car was shot, that led to a investigation and a shut down of highway 85 with many questions unanswered. >> reporter: police wouldn't identify which marine was driving this car. shattered windows. you see a car with three bullet holes in the drive side doors. >> he gets alerted, notices there is a pop from his window. pulls over and quickly discovers that he has been shot at. more than once, multiple times. >> reporter: to answer the questions investigators shut down interstate 85. this is where the car was hit. the search was on for evidence. as you can see from news chopper 2 traffic was at stand still for an hour as investigators paced the freeway. while it
over using drones in the east bay. good afternoon, i'm tori campbell. >>> a debate over drones is heating up in alameda county. new at noon, allie rasmus joins us live in oakland to explain what the sheriffs want to do with the drones and why the aclu opposes the plan. >> reporter: well, today, the alameda county supervisors were supposed to consider whether to allow the sheriff's office to buy a drone or as the sheriff says, he prefers to call it, an unmanned aerial device. but the item was taken off the supervisors' agenda, just as a couple of civil liberties groups had a press conference expressing concerns. the alameda county sheriff's office unveiled what they might purchase, this device. in the past month, alameda county received around $31,000 in state grant money to buy an unmanned aerial system known to some as a drone. the devices have live hd quality video and infrared capability. and that's raising the concerns of civil liberties groups. >> we have nothing on paper that will bind the sheriff and accountability methods to prevent privacy issues. so we should not be r
hole gets fixed. we are learning how big it is and how long before it can be used again. >>> judge said a landlord cannot evict a medical marijuana dispensary. they threatened to sees the property as part of a federal crack down. the landlord pushed for eviction saying it violated the lease by engaging in illegal activity. the judge disagreed. >>> a teen who is charged with kidnapping and sexually assaulting a woman was back in court today to enter a plea. he pleaded not guilty to attempted murder, toucher, kidnapping and rape and other counts in the attack. he is accused of abducting the woman. investigators say he assaulted and beat her and left her duct taped in a ditch. >>> the story of john mcafee keeps getting more bizarre by the today. today john mcafee is blogging he is on the run. he says the person arrested over the weekend in mexico was a so-called double and was used as a distraction. last friday a reporter was transported to his hiding place where he asked john mcafee about the murder of his neighbor. >> reporter: did you kill him? >> i barely knew the man, why would i kill
: when we visited the bar a regular told us, "you can get girls here." in an online review for the same location a customer says he was shown women and asked which one do you wan can you tell us what kind of business is being run here? >> kareke bar. >> reporter: what about all the girls that we see come in here? >> do you see any girls come in here right now. >> reporter: we have seen girls? >> we have male and female connection here. >> reporter: you have a love connection here? >> yes. >> reporter: is anyone paying to be with these girls? >> no, i don't really know. >> reporter: we discovered the receipt from cafe juliet while continuing our investigation into uncovered $had a00 spent at a houston sports club by james quan. much like quan we found lawrence dongan was reimbursed. he made repeat visits to the 678 international club, a restaurant and massage parlor in china. >> shouldn't the port have known about these expenses? >> there is certainly deep concern, a mixture of shock and dismay. >> reporter: after dodge ktvu's questions for weeks, the port know cite an ongoing inv
us live from outside of the courthouse in san francisco to explain what was at stake. good afternoon, brian. >> reporter: hey, good afternoon, tori. well, what was at stake today was a civil case. but there was no decision made today here inside san francisco federal court. on the case of johannes mehserle and other officers involved in the shooting of oscar grant during a new year's party a few years ago. now, attorneys for anthony p. eroni and johannes mehserle argued they should be offered immunity because they argued the shooting was an accident. they also say it was tragic but there was reasonable actions by the officers to act the way they did. meanwhile, the attorneys for the victims and four others claim it was not an accident, that they were defenseless and should not be granted qualified immunity of the law. here's what both sides had to say. >> what it means is the simple fact that our rights have been violated. those young men are tie to us as a family -- are tied to us as a family. this an opportunity for the world to see that we do have legal civil rights in this so- ca
merchant, a large port operator who was in town for a national symposium. a regular told us, you can get girls here." in an online rough for the same location, a customer said he was shown six women and was asked which one do you want? can you tell us what kind of business is being run here? >> karaoke bar. >> reporter: we found the business' manager john out front. >> reporter: what about all the girls that we see come in here. >> do you see girls right now? >> reporter: we have seen girls. >> this karaoke we have male and female connection here. >> reporter: you have a love connection here? >> yes. >> reporter: is anyone paying to be with his girls? >> that is what i know. i don't really know. >> reporter: we discovered the receipt from cafe juliet while uncovering our investigation that uncovered $a4500 by port of oakland maritime director james k would. we found lawrence dunnigan was reimbursed for thousands of dollars, public money spent at exclusive hotels overseas. some as kwon, dunnigan made repeat visits to the club, a restaurant and club in china. >> there is a mitch you'
. ktvu's ann rubin joins us with what authorities found. >>> authorities found no bomb here at the school but there will be arrests when they find the people responsible for the threats. >>> investigators are calling it -- >> reporter: investigators are calling it a hoax and a crime. >> people are messing around and things like that you shouldn't joke around about. >> it is not funny. >> reporter: authorities shut down the high school and the elementary school next door and three bomb sniffing dogs made passes through and found nothing. police say it was too detailed a threat to ignore. >> it is specific in nature, the school, the teacher. with those two elements this is something we have to take seriously and have to act upon right away. >> the threat may have appeared in more than one location. investigators responded at linbrook hic but officials say they also -- high school but officials say they also had one at an elementary school. >> we are looking at several different possibilities. >> reporter: investigators have strong leads. still they plan on taking extra precautions when the
advisory for the bridge to let drivers know it will be windy across that span. both of us will be reminding you about that. san mateo bridge traffic looks pretty good. now let's go back to the desk. >>> in the news this morning more rain and a lot of it headed into the bay area today as holiday travel really starlets to pick up. ktvu allie rasmus live at sfo to tell us what is happening out there and what is expected to be one of the busiest days of the holiday season. >> reporter: that rainy weather could have an impact on your travel plans if you're flying in and out of sfo. so far so good. we checked and there are no cancellations or delays to report. it is really busy out here though. if you take a look behind us you can see the taxis and cars and shuttles lining up along the curb here unloading passengers as they prepare to check in for their flight. this is the peak travel day of the holiday season with 130,000 people expected to pass through sfo. an estimated two million people are expected to come through between now and january 6th. inside the terminal we kept monitoring the board.
the cause. >>> allie rasmus joins us from oakland with more on the investigation into how another fire started in an appliance building. >> reporter: it was firefighters from oakland 29 who responded to this fire and they were already pretty familiar with the building because it was the same spot they put out another fire in the last four months. >> reporter: the building that burned used to be an plaints who -- appliance shop and they got a report of a fire coming from inside the building the battalion chief said there are signs squatters had been living in the vacant building. >> the fire was under control in roughly ten minutes and there were no injuries to anybody. >> reporter: now the appliance building had been vacant and in august the 1st fire happened and that fire was considered to be suspicious in nature and since then there was no electric and there was not even a roof over the building. but the fire captain said there does not seem to be anything suspicious and our firefighters will be going back there. allie rasmus ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> police reported a jump in
your morning commute. amber lee begins our coverage. she's live in san rafael and is telling us it's been raining off and on there for several hours. >> reporter: we're in downtown san rafael where it's raining right now. people are out and about. and they're preparing for the storm even though the storm is not expected to pack a punch. these sandbags are staying put. they say the storm flooded sunday morning and hope this round of rain will not cause any additional problems. >> are you worried about the afternoon? >> hopefully it won't be that bad. >> this is where we keep all our rain boots, rain suits. >> reporter: inside the store there's what's called a rain room. tonight some shelves need restocking. there's been a shortage on tarps and repair supplies. >> they will wait, when it happens you will see them comeing in in droves. >> reporter: this kindergarten teacher says he's learned his lesson he's finally bought his rain gear tonight. >> got really wet actually. so much i got sick over the weekend as well. just being out and about. >> reporter: we saw the thomas family putti
. >>> the clock is ticking toward the midnight deadline. the frantic last minute efforts to keep the u.s. from going over the fiscal cliff. >>> plus how bay area transit agencies hope to make this a safe new years eve. ktvu channel 2 morning news continues. >>> good morning. it is monday december 31st i'm tori campbell in for pam cook. >> and i'm dave clark. let's check weather, traffic, steve is right there. you'll need a few minutes to warm up the car. >> for most. there is a couple inland definitely. some 40s near the city and around the bay. inland there is a lot of 30s and upper 20s. mostly sunny, partly cloudy. that system coming in will spin in higher clouds. upper 40s low 50s. here is tara. >> thanks steve. this is a look at the bay bridge toll plaza where you can see traffic moving nicely into san francisco. and this is a look at the san mateo bridge where you can see the same story. traffic on the right heading toward the foster city. opposite side toward hayward. let's head over to dave and tori. >>> now we are hearing from neighbors in san francisco. those that were awakened by an
channel 2 morning news. >>> good morning, thank you for joining us on this tuesday morning, december 4th, i am pam cook. >> let's check weather and traffic, steve is right there, should we leave the house with an umbrella? >> yes. this is a much weaker system, so let's make sure we know that first and foremost. it is mainly a cloudy day, we have to wait for the rain to get here and that will not be anything compared to what we had over the weekend and we will talk more about those totals, here is tara. >>> we are looking at highway 4 and traffic is moving nicely through orinda. this is the oakland coliseum, 880, no delays to report, let's head back to the desk. >>> muni underground service is starting back up again after last night's electrical meltdown which shut everything underground. you must got brand-new information, so what is the news. >> reporter: well dave i just got off the phone with the spokesperson and he said crews work overnight until 1:30 this morning and they were able to fix this power outage problem and is your way trains will be running as scheduled. they had some pl
if they can tell us how fast the suspect vehicle was going. reporting live from san jose, janine de la vega, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> 7:05. well, the chp will give us new details about the suspects arrested in connection with robberies at the carquinez bridge tollbooths. ktvu news broke this story back in february. at least two toll takers have been robbed on the bridge. the chp said they will announce more information later today. >>> this the rain is finally -- has finally cleared out of the bay area. there's still a lot of cleanup to do including in la fayette. city leaders have approved an emergency declaration making $1 million available for repairs. this 15-foot deep whole opened up aand crews have set up a temporary channel. they are still searching for a pipe to make a permanent fix. >>> in sonoma county, a five- mile stretch is closed because of a mud and rockslide. drivers are being detoured. repave work -- repair work is expected to get underway but cal tran says the stretch of highway -- the stretch of the highway will remain closed until it is repaired. >>> vine mill at 17 it -
elementary, right next door. janine de la vega was the first reporter on the scene and joins us live with an update about the traffic situation there. >> reporter: the road just opened up within the past hour, because deputies did not find a bomb here at monta vista high school. at this hour they are following up on leads trying to track down who is responsible for making a threat against the teacher and the school. >>> from chopper 2 you can see deputies around monta vista high school and a bomb sniffing dog on campus, authorities say after 6:30 this morning a school official found graffiti on a wall. >> it was a specific threat here and the bomb was planted here. >> here is a picture circulating among students, it says i planted a bomb to kill and then it names the teacher. students say he teaches there and is disturbed. >> i was shocked. so shocked. he is a nice teacher, he doesn't deserve something like this to happen to him. >> kind of scary because you couldn't think they would have problems with bomb threats and things like that. >> the cordoned off two blocks around the schoo
that is meant to draw the dust down. >> because a lot of different combustible chemicals are used, a shell every -- a shelter in order was placed. >> any reports of anybody sickened by it. >> not that i'm aware of at this time. >> reporter: employees tell us the family owned business has been here for almost two the kaeudz -- two decades and that it's a great place to work. >> we were just getting new machines in and we were doing such good business. everything was great. >> reporter: the battalion chief says that they'll have to inspect the machines. the company hopes to be back in business soon in a location near by. amber lee. >>> more details now on c & h enterprises. the company shows photos of some of the company's manufacturing work. at ktvu.com we have posted more video from that fire. just look on the bay area news tab. >>> more proof that thieves are active all over the bay area. a viewer in san jose sent us this video. you can see a woman pushing a stroller wake -- walk up and take a package that had just been delivered. it was a box of kids dvds that had been delivered moments ea
. >> because a lot of different combustible chemicals are used, a shell every -- a shelter in order was placed. >> any reports of anybody sickened by it. >> not that i'm aware of at this time. >> reporter: employees tell us the family owned business has been here for almost two the kaeudz -- two decades and that it's a great place to work. >> we were just getting new machines in and we were doing such good business. everything was great. >> reporter: the battalion chief says that they'll have to inspect the machines. the company hopes to be back in business soon in a location near by. amber lee. >>> more details now on c & h enterprises. the company shows photos of some of the company's manufacturing work. at ktvu.com we have posted more video from that fire. just look on the bay area news tab. >>> more proof that thieves are active all over the bay area. a viewer in san jose sent us this video. you can see a woman pushing a stroller wake -- walk up and take a package that had just been delivered. it was a box of kids dvds that had been delivered moments earlier. this is just one
: president obama ordered u.s. flags to half staff in honor of the victims. speaking about the children killed, he fought back tears. >> they had their entire lives ahead of them. birthdays, graduations, weddings, kids of their own. >> reporter: he also offered assistance and condolences to connecticut's governor during a difficult time. >> we'll do whatever we can to overcome this event. we will get through it. but this is a terrible time for this community and for these families. >> reporter: the community is left to wonder how this could happen in their town. >> i don't know if there's any safe place any more in this world. >> reporter: i'm maribel aver reporting. >>> the information about the gunman has changed throughout the day. ktvu's rob roth has been on this story since it began. >> reporter: police now believe he first killed his mother then drove to the school in her car. authoritys are trying to find a motive for the massacre here at sandy hook elementary school in newtown community. among the dead is who police say is the gunman. they believe he killed his mother at their home bef
attack. >>> ktvu's alex sadvige has been looking at this with security experts and he tells us what he's learned. >> reporter: this is a day to re-examine your school's plan. in fact, it wasn't long ago when the lock down plan they have here at this district was put to the test. earlier this year there were reports of an armed man here on the campus of east avenue middle school. their job is to keep students safe. and today leaders of the liver mother valley joint school district are taking a hard look at how they would respond to a scenario like the one that took place in connecticut. >> i think we're doing everything we can but everyone everything you can is not enough. after this is done we ask, what could they have done and are we doing those things already. >> reporter: chris van schaack tells me administrators will try to learn from this event. the district already does regular lock down drills to prepare for a shooter on campus and other emergencies. >> we don't take any chances if there's ever a doubt. if we ever think there's someone on campus. announcements are made, kids are
for evidence. they're trying to determine what type of firearm was used. >> some of the things they'll look at, they'll do tray gyrator. try to get an angle of bullet holes. and try to match it up for evidence they find. >> investigators don't believe the marine was targeted because he was wearing a jacket over his uniform and the car was unmarked. witnesses say another car with two marines pulled off the highway to help the victim. >> remarkably calm. that's marines for you, i guess. >> in our neighborhood? this is crazy. >> it just goes to show it can happen any time, anywhere and just count your blessings every day. people that you love. >> reporter: the sheriff's department is asking for the public's help and wants to talk with anyone who was traveling on 85 at around 1:00 this afternoon. reporting live in cupertino. >> about 3.5-miles from where that shooting occurred a preschool was placed on lockdown as police searched for three burglary suspects. good samaritan preschool was put on lockdown. the search began when they tried to stop a car that was speeding nearby. three men jumped out o
. >> reporter: tonight workers in the mountains are trying to stabilize that road, enough for commuters to use as a one lane road tomorrow. but a full repair will take months. live in san jose, robert handa, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> power has been restored to all but 1800 customers. pg&e has been working around the clock to get the lights back on. so far power has been restored to 339,000. leaving 1800 people without power tonight. >>> a live look at san francisco. the wet weather is gone for now but more is expected tomorrow. coming up at 6:18 p.m. our chief meteorologist bill martin tells us which areas will get hit the hardest. >>> oakland police arrested a suspect in a brutal attack of a teen girl with autism who was founds severely beaten. the victim's father said police arrested a 36-year-old man. the 16-year-old victim walked away from the youth center last tuesday. she was found two days later on a muni bus. her father also believes she was sexually assaulted. >> by looking at my daughter, i know what happened. i know what happened. the police know what happened but the police aren't d
in make a couple of months ago. police have confirmed that no one lived here and they let us come this house and what we saw was wall-to-wall marijuana plants. here's a look at what police found shortly after 3:00 a.m. 300 harvested marijuana plants in every room of the house. police initially responded because a neighbor called 911 saying it appeared the home was being burglar id -- burglarized. the people saw people loading property out of the house. people living nearby had no idea. >> it scares me. >> reporter: nobody suspected anything? >> nobody. >> reporter: >> reporter: police say the people responsible had even tampered with the wires of pg&e so the power company would not grow suspicious as to why so much power was going through the house. the fire department was called in for a short time because jugs of chemicals were found in the bathrooms and the fumes were overpowering for the officers. it determined those chemicals were fertilizers and firefighters keeped -- deemed it safe. police say the marijuana was worth about $100,000 on the streets. there were only stalks lef
our coverage. she's live in san rafael and is telling us it's been raining off and on there for several hours. >> reporter: we're in downtown san rafael where it's raining right now. people are out and about. and they're preparing for the storm even though the storm is not expected to pack a punch. these sandbags are staying put. they say the storm flooded sunday morning and hope this round of rain will not cause any additional problems. >> are you worried about the afternoon? >> hopefully it won't be that bad. >> this is where we keep all our rain boots, rain suits. >> reporter: inside the store there's what's called a rain room. tonight some shelves need restocking. there's been a shortage on tarps and repair supplies. >> they will wait, when it happens you will see them comeing in in droves. >> reporter: this kindergarten teacher says he's learned his lesson he's finally bought his rain gear tonight. >> got really wet actually. so much i got sick over the weekend as well. just being out and about. >> reporter: we saw the thomas family putting christmas decora
such as tracking officers and reporting the use of force. >>> new this morning, it is now legal for same sex couples to get married in the state of washington. >> congratulations. >> thank you so much. >> thank you. >> that couple has been together for 35 years and received a marriage license in seattle overnight. they and others lined up shortly after the governor signed the voter approved law yesterday. >> washington state just legalized recreational marijuana. some pot smokers lit up just after midnight when the new law took affect and technically smoking in public marijuana is not legal and the feds are reminding people using marijuana is still a crime under federal law. >>> we are following breaking news of a police chase and crash in san francisco. claudine wong is live near the foot of the bay bridge to show us the damage, claudine? >> reporter: we are on essex and folsom and police say they did not chase the suspect but he did fail to yield and you can see the car hooked up to the tow truck. this is the essex street on ramp and folsom street shut down so if you take a look to where t
to bankrupt & broken - a look at the rise and fall of circut city. how top techniques used by wealthy americans turn into big deductions on taxes. and, ways companies are tracking smartphones to learn how to advertise to your children. first business starts now. you're watching first business: financial news, analysis, and today's investment ideas. good morning. it's tuesday, december 11th.i'm angela miles. in today's headlines... the market is still looking for progress on avoiding the fiscal cliff. president obama and congressmen boehner met at the white house yesterday. stocks inched higher on the news, with the dow and s&p 500 near 5-week highs. selling in apple once again held back the nasdaq. gold was up and oil was down. a two-day fed meeting starts today with the fed most likely talking about stimulating the economy by purchasing more treasury bonds to keep interest rates low. the government is selling its remaining stake in aig... and reports say regulators have a $1.9 billion dollar settlement with hsbc. the bank is accussed of laundering money for drug dealers and terrorist
at the macy's department store in the broadway plaza. new at noon, paul chambers joins us live to explain what was taken and how this could happen during the busy holiday season. good afternoon, paul. >> reporter: good afternoon, tori. now, this is a story we've been working on since this morning. we're still working on it and trying to get more information. at this macy's store right here in walnut creek, it's the women and children's store. we have very limited information. bur here's what we know. yellow tape still surrounds the area where police say a perp or people broke into the macy's store at 3:15 this morning. apparently, the criminals broke the glass windows to two separate doors before ending up inside greking -- breaking through the plate glass and steeling -- stealing jewelry. macy's would not allows inside. but i counted four cameras and police will review it today. we are awaiting a statement from macy's. but senator a major statement that needs to be answered -- but there is a major statement that needs to be answered. the alarm i hope to have more on that at 5:00. we come back
at 2:00 p.m. as they looked for evidence. they're trying to determine what type of firearm was used. >> some of the things they'll look at, they'll do tray gyrator. try to get an angle of bullet holes. and try to match it up for evidence they find. >> investigators don't believe the marineas targets car was unmarked. witnesses say another car with two marines pulled off the highway to help the victim. >> remarkably calm. that's marines for you, i guess. >> in our neighborhood? this is crazy. >> it just goes to show it can happen any time, anywhere and just count your blessings every day. people that you love. >> reporter: the sheriff's department is asking for the public's help and wants to talk with anyone who was traveling on 85 at around 1:00 this afternoon. reporting live in cupertino. >> about 3.5-miles from where that shooting occurred a preschool was placed on lockdown as police searched for three burglary suspects. good samaritan preschool was put on lockdown. the search began when they tried to stop a car that was speeding nearby. three men jumped out of that car. police co
, -- bar, a regular there told us you can get girls here. in an online review, a customer said he was shown 6 women and asked which one do you want. can you tell us what business you run here? we found the bar manager out front. what about all the girls come in here. >> you seeing girls? this night club, karaoke. it's like guy and female and not connection here. recover -- >> reporter: you have a love connection here? anybody playing to be with these girls? >> no. that's what i know. i don't really know. >> reporter: we discovered the receipt at cafe juliet. much like quan, we found lawrence duncan was reimbursed for thousands of dollars public money spent at exclusive hotels overseas suchs such as in china. duncan made repeat visits to the international club a restaurant and massage parlor in china. shouldn't the port already known about these expenses? >> it's a mixture of shock and dismay. >> reporter: the now sights an ongoing investigation. >> we're going to get to the bottom. >> reporter: that is the answer the port spokesman gave to almost every one of our questions. why would th
more than an hour ago, the president said he's optimistic that the u.s. economy will not go over the fiscal cliff. that's one of the top stories this noontime. good afternoon. i'm david stevenson. >>> we begin with developing news at this hour. san jose police are investigating the city's 46th homicide of the year. it happened at an apartment complex on lewis road off monterey highway and janine de la vega joins us from the scene. janine, we understand police may no who may be responsible -- may know who may be responsible. >> reporter: that's right. they have two adult males detained and they are questioning them and treating them as persons of interests. homicide detectives are here at the sulker breeze apartments. all of the activities seem to be centered around a parking garage. just before 9:30 this morning, they received a 911 call that a man with a gun was at the -- on the grounds. when police arrived, they found a manner in a car shot. paramedics tried to revive him. but he died on the scene. after talking to a couple of witnesses they've determined some sort of confronta
. this is ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> good morning, thank you for joining us on this tuesday morning, december 4th, i am pam cook. >> and i am dave clark. steve is here and i am not a weather guy but i know a really good one. >> i hope he is in the building. there still could be a mist or drizzle, still kind of a mild day, some rain in the north, today's highs upper 50s to lower 60s, and we have a pattern coming we will get to in a minute. here is tara. >>> traffic is moving well past the coliseum and let's look at the east shore freeway as you make your way westbound towards the mcarthur maze, no problems to report but we have a little bit of back up towards the bay bridge, those metering lights should be going on soon, let's go back to the desk. >>> we have news coming in from san jose. a burglary call led police to a marijuana grow house. jeanine has more on what police found there. good morning, jeanine. >> reporter: we were able to go inside this house in east san jose and we overcome with the smell of marijuana, it was wall to wall plants inside and there was no furniture insid
cook. thank you for waking up with us. steve says little drizzly out there. will it last most of the day? >> right rain. there has been a little heavier out toward hercules. it's coming through. but again this is far weeker than anything we have seen. but still rain is here. but overall this is a much weaker system we will get rain throughout the day. we'll take a closer look at this rain. >>> this is a look at highway 24 through lafayette. and 880 near the oakland coliseum traffic is moving pretty well. it is wet out there. we do have an accident we want to tell you about coming up in a couple minutes. let's head back to the desk. >>> topping our news this morning police in berkeley are still on the scene where a bicyclist was shot and killed outside of a middle school. we will take you out there live at the scene you can see what is going on. this is long fellow middle school. police rushed there after reports of the shooting. they are still out there collecting evidence and looking for clues. a man on a bicycle was shot at least once on the the street. there is no word of m
morning news. >>> developing news about afghanistan. ahmed wali karzai is criticizing the u.s. he blamed u.s. and nato forces for some of the insecurity in this country. he is angry that hundreds of after began prisoner -- afghan he is angry they have afghanistan prisoners which he said needs to be transferred to afghanistan authorities. >>> if they don't take action by the end of this month they will go over the fiscal cliff. coming up, we will have the jobs that could be lost if those automatic cuts take affect. >> former president clinton is here as part of a celebrity forum speaker series. he said hillary rodham clinton is in great shape and has unbelievable stamina but she needs rest before deciding what she does next. she will not be secretary of state for president barack obama's second term. >>> it happened at the bridge toll booth. they broke the stories and at least two toll takers have been on the loose for months now. they would announce more information today. residents in san mateo counties are being asked to cut back on water. it stirred upset men at -- up set -- sediment and
out there. nothing too heavy. it will be with us through the morning hours and giving away a partly cloudy mild breezy day. 50s and 60s more on that cold air in five minutes. >>> san francisco traffic looking pretty good approaching the 80 split. wet weather will make for a tricky commute on a monday. moving along and taking a look at the commute here on the toll plaza, metering lights on early. there is a delay past 880. now let's go back to the desk. >>> in developing news we begin with a scary story. a family was tied up and robbed in a home invasion in san francisco. it happened at 2:00 this morning in the sunset district a few blocks from the zoo. police tell us here that three masked men entered a home, tied people up, robbed them and ran off. fortunately we hear the victims were not hurt. now we are getting some more information right now. ktvu brian flores gathering the information. he's going to bring us an update in a few minutes. >>> on sunday the president and more than 2,000 people came together for memorial service to remember the victims and first responders of the de
by floor and we've seen the light kind of giving us an indication of where the search has been going. now, if you can see, we just a few minutes ago the lights came on on the top floor and, again, the students and faculty that were inside during the lockdown were told to keep their lights off and the blinds closed so any kind of light like that probably indicates that the police are up there and conducting their search in that area. i will say that the police officers coming in and out of the building seem very calm. no one is rushing in and out so the light at the top of the floor could be a good indication that the search is, you know, well underway on what might be the final floor of this building. we've been talking to students as they come out of the campus area and, again, as we said before, it's more of a partial lockdown now. one of the students who was in the tech building before said there was probably maybe 100 the 200 students in the whole building at one time mainly because it's finals week and they thought there were mainly about 60 people on the floor that he was on so it w
us what police say they have led up to the violence. good morning, janine. >> reporter: good morning, tori. in the last half hour homicide investigators arrived here on the scene. right now they are on the backside of the building. starting to collect evidence. what we do know is that the stabbing happened while a party was going on at one of the businesses that you see right there. it's called the agency. just after 3:00 this morning police were called to the photography business on oakland road. officers say a party with about 30 minute was going when a fight broke out and a man got somebodied in his stomach. he was rushed to the hospital where he died shortly there after. >> we got several witnesses that are taking the police officer. >> musers says that were sever witness that left the scene while they arrived. one guest told us it was a graduation party. officers say the man who died was in his 30s. his identity is not been released yet. officers when we spoke with them, they were not sure if the actual stabbing happened inside the business or if it happened outside in the parki
you for joining us on this monday morning, christmas eve, december 24th, i am pam cook. >> and i am brian flores in for dave clark. where is rosemary orozco? >> yes, we do continue with a flood watch for parts of sonoma county and the flood will rise another foot before it crests. it is around sonoma county and in the area of boeheim highway and we'll see minor flooding which will be taking place and i will show you what you can expect for christmas eve coming up, here is tara moriarty. >>> some flooding near the sonoma raceway, just be aware it is causing some delays. san francisco you can see traffic on the right as you make your way towards fso and traffic is flowing well into san francisco, let's head back to the desk. >>> police are searching for a missing man. police say he may be in a creek in fairfax. here is alex savage who will report on what happened just moments before the man went missing. here is alex. >> reporter: the search has been temporarily called off for this man at the creek and the police chief just told me a short time ago, they will be back out here and sear
into the weekend. time now for the ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> good morning. thank you for joining us on this friday morning, december 14th i'm pam cook. >> and i'm dave clark. let's check weather, traffic. steve you have pam wearing a sweater. >> it was cold yesterday. >> all day i was cold. >> it's cloudy out there right now. we had clear skies for awhile. a lot of that cold air is trapped. a little system coming down the coast. could be a little mixed presip. highs today very cool. mainly low 50s. here is sal. >>> good morning. right now traffic on interstate 680 looks pretty good -- let me turn that radio down. 680 looks good as you pass mission boulevard. also this morning's commute is looking good on the san mateo bridge. it's clear and cold. but no traffic problems. let's go back to dave and pac. >>> at 5:00 we are starting with developing news coming in now. there was a big earthquake just off the southern california coast. it was a magnitude 6.3. this hit about 2:30 this morning. about 163 miles south, southwest of avlon, california. no tsunami warning has been issued. no wor
at sandy hook elementary. we're waiting to find out how much internet use was down that morning. and they were also calling for an online blackout. companies taking part included aol and adobe. arnold schwarzenegger, joe montana and jack dorsey, twitter founder participated as well. coming up at 7:16. we'll show you a video posted online by president obama this morning. at 7:17 a letter first lady michelle obama wrote to the people of newtown, connecticut and then at 7:45, the nr will have a press -- nra will have a press conference. >>> john boehner is speaking at the capitol. we're there live. here is taking questions at a live news -- from a live news conference. >> are you willing to give the president a proposal -- >> the president and i had a series of conversations. i told the president on monday. these were my bottom lines. the president told me that his numbers of 1.3 trillian in new revenues, 830 billion in spending cuts was his bottom line. and he couldn't go any further. so we see a situation where because because of the political divide in the country -- where beca
, it's not raining now but there's a one system in the pipeline that will give us some rain. we'll tell you how much. >>> a chp patrol car flips over during a high speed chase in the east bay. what we've just learned about injuries. >> reporter: we're live in the castro district where the u.s. supreme court is deciding on gay marriage. what they may or may not decide today. >>> well, good morning. welcome to "mornings on 2." i'm dave clark. >> good morning. i'm core tori campbell -- tori campbell bell. tori-- tori campbell. topping our news, three storms have battered the reason gin since wednesday morning. all of the rain and wind we've had, still causing sob problems this morning even though -- some problems this morning even though it's clear outside. we begin our storm coverage with ktvu's alex savidge. >> reporter: good morning. a lot of repair work to do out here. la fayette creek runs underneath this street. it flooded. that's us what caused the roadway to -- that's what caused the roadway to collapse. crews will be using this heavy equipment to execute the sinkhole created yeste
debut. joe cusick of optionsxpress joins us now. good morning joe. good to have you back on the show. > > thank you. > yesterday we had a trader talking about a potential rally in the financials. well, did we ever get one yesterday - bank of america back above $10. so, now what is going to happen for the markets? what do you think will be the next sector play? > > you know what, i am going to keep an eye on the financials of course. we are going to continue to watch mid-caps and small-caps. the data that has been coming out, and we have data coming out this morning, we are going to watch those more economically sensitive stocks here, domestically speaking. and those have been leading the market. yesterday they were leading the market even in spite of the pull-back that was early in this session. but this morning, we are going to see if that leadership continues, especially if the data comes out positive. > and they're continuing to sell off on gold. what levels are you watching for here? > > we broke through that $1,700 level. i am really actually watching the u.s. dollar. that is go
at noon, ktvu's claudine wong joins us live to explain who is in custody and the team effort it took to track them down. good afternoon, claudine. >> reporter: good afternoon. three men from vallejo behind bars at this hour for a series of robberies that took place here at the toll plaza. the chp said the robbers would pull up to the booth in ski masks, get out of the car, pull out a weapon and demand money. it happened at least ten times, starting at the end of 2011 through may of 2012. an estimated 5,000 stolen. >> i think it was a crime of opportunity. >> reporter: this man says he figured out who the suspects were in august. david more rales was already behind bars for a different crime. christopher miller was arrested last wednesday in fair field. yesterday morning, 43-year-old robert white was arrested for a traffic stop in vallejo. napa found evidence of the robberies while serving search warrants in a different investigation. >> during the search warrants on those residences, we found evidence of other crimes in several different counties. >> we found associates of those peop
is inside san francisco general hospital and police tell us she is fighting fighting for her life. >> this is something you see in the movies. in real life it is disturbing. >> case that shocked police and neighbors here. a driver called police at 8:30 p.m. last night after spotting a man and a woman bound and gagged in the street. both badly injured. >> we have a male victim, african american. the female victim is white. 18-19 years old. >> investigators won't describe the injuries but said the man died at midnight. >> hopefully when she is stabilized we can obtain more information that could lead to suspects or the motive. >> it is completely disturbing. bound and gagged. . >> reporter: neighbors say it is hard to believe the violence happened here. >> most likely they dropped it here. if it happened here i would have heard it. >> reporter: police say anyone with information on this case can call or text them. coming up at 6:00 p.m., what one neighbor saw and heard as police and paramedics rushed to help. david stevenson, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> police are looking into the deat
2 morning news. >> good morning thank you for joining us this wednesday morning, it is 12 / 12 / 12, i am pam cook. >> i have a heavy coat. >> well, you might want to carry one. the coat is a wiser choice. and it is no doubt as this system comes by, it's very light and there will be scattered showers around and they are coming up off the north coast with warmest temperatures coming up. >>> you can see it's not a bad commute in contra costa, also the morning commute looks good if you are driving on 237, 5:00 let's go back to dave and pam. >>> we are tracking a san francisco police investigation which is happening right now. a woman gave birth on the street just hours ago and then she was begging for help. claudine wong is there and just spoke to a man who called police for help. what is going on claudine? >> reporter: let me show you where we are. this building behind me is a church that runs a shelter which is open 24 hours but they don't take walk ins so when a woman showed up bleeding and asking for help, the man was not sure what to do. he didn't want to go on camera but he did t
down brought a neighborhood to a stand still has been lifted. ktvu's rob roth joins us live with what it was like inside that preschool and if police found who they were looking for. >> reporter: police searched this neighborhood for most of the day but didn't find the man they were looking for. earler i with all the -- earlier with all the police activity a preschool went into lock down. >> reporter: while police searched this neighborhood for a burglar, authorities called a preschool and ordered them to go on cold blue lock down. >> keep the kids inside. we don't feel that they are in danger. >> reporter: they have 60 children. >> we brought our children in and we asked them to sit on the floor away from windows and we had the doors locked and the lights out because we didn't know what the situation. >> reporter: the lock down happened close to nap time, when it was lifted parents came to pick up their children. >> you just know that your kid is safe in the school, locked in but it is hard because you want to hold them and hug them and you meant to know that -- you want to know that
, firefighters, police and others used special tools to raise the train, and pull the woman out from under it. >> investigators are trying to determine exactly the cause. what led to her getting struck. >> the woman was snagged by the trolley, pulled out of her chair, and dragged for a block. the unidentified woman is now at san francisco general hospital. >>> in 12 minutes, a new twist for newny's central subway project. how plans for a new station, and plans to bury a piece of equipment are easing concerns in one neighborhood. >>> crews are working through the night to repair damage caused by a massive sinkhole. ktvu's noah walker is live on the scene to show us what's happening now. >> reporter: it's a not so silent night here in lafayette. there's a constant shuttle of heavy equipment in and out of this area around the sinkhole. which is that black hole right behind me. just beyond it, workers are making repairs on water lines that were taken out, when the roadway caved in. instead of stars and crickets, the night is filled with generator lights, bulldozers, and buzz saws. >> well what ca
. >> taken low income or middle class and gotten us together as a community, family. banks got bailed out, we got sold out. >> reporter: this man tries to push a security guard out the door. they put up tape around the bank. today's action is to mark the one year anniversary of occupy our home. they helped 2 dozen people save their home. >> power. we get attention. it embarrasses the bank and they look at okay, we better do something. >> reporter: wells fargo released a statement, since january 2009 wells fargo helped 800,000 customers with low modifications. there are police officers out here. this has been very, very quiet and more tamer than the one in san francisco. wells fargo has special help for people starting tomorrow at the oakland civic -- convention center. paul chambers, ktvu channel 2 news. >> we were the first to bring you the story of a string of robberies at the carquinez bridge toll plaza. now three men are under arrest. ktvu's ken pritchett is live with the slow steady case that came together for investigators. ken? >> reporter: the chp says it happened this way, a car pull
especially with the holidays coming. >> ktvu viewer sent us this picture. you can send photos at any time. you can postthem directly to our facebook page. >>> oakland police investigating a homicide. they responded to a gun shot about 3:30 this afternoon. a man was pronounced dead at the scene. so far, no suspects in custody. the man's name has not been released. >>> continuing coverage of a bottom hoax that shut down two schools. lincoln elementary for the day. a spray painted message was found this morning in san jose threatening to kill a teacher with a bottom. a sweep found no devices. they have strong leads. >> we are looking at several t people. >> authorities also checked other schools but didn't find anything out of the ordinary. the target of the threat is a well-liked english teachers. students are surprised at what's being done to protect that teacher. >> it didn't take long for students to find out what teacher was targeted. >> he set a really good atmosphere for learning. i don't know why it was him. he doesn't deserve it. >> whatever it is, i'm sure it's a joke. he seems the
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